Street Spirit The Power of Protest and Mischief PDF/EPUB

Street Spirit The Power of Protest and Mischief PDF/EPUB

Street Spirit The Power of Protest and Mischief [Read] ➵ Street Spirit The Power of Protest and Mischief Author Steve Crawshaw – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk When no one’s listening it takes than shouting louder to be heard Street Spirit is a celebration of some of the most remarkable protests from around the world that have used humour courage and creat When The Power of Protest eBook ´ no one’s listening The Power Epub Û it takes than shouting louder to be heard Street Spirit is a celebration of some of the most remarkable protests from around the world that have used humour courage and creativity to bring about changeAmong the many instances of imaginative defiance within you'll discover the surprising impact of Lego figures in Siberia red hatted dwarves in Poland and a donkey holding a press conference in Azerbaijan not to mention the Spirit The Power of Protest Kindle - story of how Darth Vader helped Street Spirit PDF \ to effect a global arms treatyWith over photographs and accompanying commentary on the power of non violent protest from human rights campaigner Steve Crawshaw who has been an eye witness to some of the most dramatic demonstrations of recent years Street Spirit is a uniue visual guide that will inspire enlighten and entertain.


7 thoughts on “Street Spirit The Power of Protest and Mischief

  1. Paul Perry Paul Perry says:

    In this wonderful little book Crawshaw veteran journalist and human rights campaigner outlines ways we can make a stand and protest injustice and repression along with examples to illustrate those that have done just that He shows that art humour and absurdist can all be effective weapons against tyrants or even unresponsive democratic governments if coupled with determination He often doesn't follow through with the medium term results and acknowledges that change can be a long time coming but this along with the voluminous bibliography is a great resource and source of optimism for those determined to improve the worldThe one potential sour note given the lack of follow up and in light of subseuent events is the inclusion of Aung Yang Su Kyi's release from imprisonment and electoral victory I'm sure the author struggled with both the inclusion and lack of further analysis however I think this had to be included especially considering his own involvement Highly recommended


  2. Malcolm Malcolm says:

    It might be a sign of the times of post Occupy post Arab Spring and assorted ‘colour revolutions in the former Soviet bloc but there seems to be a minor surge in the publication of books about protest Some are how to guides some are analyses and some like this are introductions to or surveys of ‘things that have been going on’ This short lavishly illustrated survey of disruptive and mischievous protests is a useful reminder of and doffing of the cap to events spanning clown armies ironic handclapping sandwich eating as dissent through to groups such as the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo lunch counter sit ins and Black Lives Matter and activists holding mirrors while lining up against riot police and in doing so showing contempt for state power by reflecting it back and concurrently calling on the police to abandon the state Crawshaw a former journalist and Amnesty International staffer has an eclectic eye that draws together major movements and single moments conventional street protest and ironic subversion and always on the side of the oppressed and marginalised The earliest events featured are Abdul Gaffer Khan’s ‘Servants of God’ as part of the campaign for Indian independence and the most recent groups in early 2016 such as anti austerity campaigners highlighting tax avoidance by the rich Aside from the introduction no single piece is than a couple of pages and all cases are well illustrated in a beautifully produced book with a short but valuable 'further reading' listIt is good to be reminded of events to be inspired and invigorated by those who make a stand for justice and human rights in often dire circumstances and to be prompted to think of new campaigning tactics at a time when there is much to be done


  3. Andy Hickman Andy Hickman says:

    “Street Spirit The Power of Protest and Mischief” by Steve CrawshawFantastic book of stories from around the world with insightful background information relevant uotes and amazing photos “It is not power that corrupts but fear Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it” Aung San Kyi p17“A human being looking at it would say that arms are the most dangerous things that a tyrant needs to fear But in fact no it is when people decide they want to be free Once they have made up their minds to that there is nothing that will stop them” Archbishop Desmond Tutu p19“Wherever there is oppression there is resistance” Mao Zedong p27“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little” Edmund Burke p44“In 1959 twenty two year old Diane Nash a student began attending non violence workshops in Nashville Tennessee The meetings took place in a Methodist chapel” p56“Half a century later Nash reflected on the risks she and others had taken 'I sometimes wonder if we in the civil rights movement had left it to elected officials to desegregate restaurants and lunch counters to desegregate buses I wonder how long we would have had to wait And I think truly that we might still be waiting'” p57Manilla Philippines 25 February 1986 Corazon Auino said “a people knelt in the path of oncoming tanks and subdued with embraces of friendship the battle hardened troops sent out to disperse them All the world wondered as they witnessed a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride” p60Kiev Ukraine Women held up mirrors to riot police “On 21 February 2014 a day after dozens were killed in the most violent clashes of the Euro Maiden protests many police defected to the protesters' side It seems they had looked in the mirror and did not like what they saw” p63“Those who hold power often go to considerable lengths to prevent certain truths being heard Eually those who care about truth take extraordinary risks to ensure that truth will come out” p65“The consent of the governed is not consent if it is not informed” Edward Snowden p76“We broke all boundaries Our weapon was our dreams” p85“The global arms industry is worth 100 billion a year” p88“The ways that authorities crack down on artists can be seen as an indirect tribute to the power of their work Art is neither political nor apolitical Art is life itself which encompasses everything around us including the ways we are ruled or misruled” p91Alexander Solzhenitsyn as uoted by Pussy Riot “The word will break concrete” p97“Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth” Wole Soyinka p105“It made me believe that the ideals I fight for are very powerful because otherwise I would not have been put in jail” Ai Weiwei“Artists can't be stopped” Kubra Khademi p106


  4. Carole Carole says:

    Covers countries world wide with a scant page or 2 for non violent usually highly creative demonstrations by civilians who just want to bring about change in their daily lives which usually means a change in government Covers the early lunch counter sit ins of the US in 1960 through activities in South America Eastern Europe Asia and the Middle East I learned that the Egyptians called for Mubarek to leave by inserting the wordphrase in everyday conversation even in their humor Too short but interesting


  5. Alison Smith Alison Smith says:

    An eyeopener For full review please go to


  6. Andras Konfar Andras Konfar says:

    Encouraging and motivating examples of the power of prorest We all need this examples to be told shared and rememeberd so one day they might inspire us to step up against false leaders bullies or idiots


  7. T. T. says:

    pick up at page 34


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7 thoughts on “Street Spirit The Power of Protest and Mischief

  1. Paul Perry Paul Perry says:

    In this wonderful little book Crawshaw veteran journalist and human rights campaigner outlines ways we can make a stand and protest injustice and repression along with examples to illustrate those that have done just that He shows that art humour and absurdist can all be effective weapons against tyrants or even unresponsive democratic governments if coupled with determination He often doesn't follow through with the medium term results and acknowledges that change can be a long time coming but this along with the voluminous bibliography is a great resource and source of optimism for those determined to improve the worldThe one potential sour note given the lack of follow up and in light of subseuent events is the inclusion of Aung Yang Su Kyi's release from imprisonment and electoral victory I'm sure the author struggled with both the inclusion and lack of further analysis however I think this had to be included especially considering his own involvement Highly recommended

  2. Malcolm Malcolm says:

    It might be a sign of the times of post Occupy post Arab Spring and assorted ‘colour revolutions in the former Soviet bloc but there seems to be a minor surge in the publication of books about protest Some are how to guides some are analyses and some like this are introductions to or surveys of ‘things that have been going on’ This short lavishly illustrated survey of disruptive and mischievous protests is a useful reminder of and doffing of the cap to events spanning clown armies ironic handclapping sandwich eating as dissent through to groups such as the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo lunch counter sit ins and Black Lives Matter and activists holding mirrors while lining up against riot police and in doing so showing contempt for state power by reflecting it back and concurrently calling on the police to abandon the state Crawshaw a former journalist and Amnesty International staffer has an eclectic eye that draws together major movements and single moments conventional street protest and ironic subversion and always on the side of the oppressed and marginalised The earliest events featured are Abdul Gaffer Khan’s ‘Servants of God’ as part of the campaign for Indian independence and the most recent groups in early 2016 such as anti austerity campaigners highlighting tax avoidance by the rich Aside from the introduction no single piece is than a couple of pages and all cases are well illustrated in a beautifully produced book with a short but valuable 'further reading' listIt is good to be reminded of events to be inspired and invigorated by those who make a stand for justice and human rights in often dire circumstances and to be prompted to think of new campaigning tactics at a time when there is much to be done

  3. Andy Hickman Andy Hickman says:

    “Street Spirit The Power of Protest and Mischief” by Steve CrawshawFantastic book of stories from around the world with insightful background information relevant uotes and amazing photos “It is not power that corrupts but fear Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it” Aung San Kyi p17“A human being looking at it would say that arms are the most dangerous things that a tyrant needs to fear But in fact no it is when people decide they want to be free Once they have made up their minds to that there is nothing that will stop them” Archbishop Desmond Tutu p19“Wherever there is oppression there is resistance” Mao Zedong p27“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little” Edmund Burke p44“In 1959 twenty two year old Diane Nash a student began attending non violence workshops in Nashville Tennessee The meetings took place in a Methodist chapel” p56“Half a century later Nash reflected on the risks she and others had taken 'I sometimes wonder if we in the civil rights movement had left it to elected officials to desegregate restaurants and lunch counters to desegregate buses I wonder how long we would have had to wait And I think truly that we might still be waiting'” p57Manilla Philippines 25 February 1986 Corazon Auino said “a people knelt in the path of oncoming tanks and subdued with embraces of friendship the battle hardened troops sent out to disperse them All the world wondered as they witnessed a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride” p60Kiev Ukraine Women held up mirrors to riot police “On 21 February 2014 a day after dozens were killed in the most violent clashes of the Euro Maiden protests many police defected to the protesters' side It seems they had looked in the mirror and did not like what they saw” p63“Those who hold power often go to considerable lengths to prevent certain truths being heard Eually those who care about truth take extraordinary risks to ensure that truth will come out” p65“The consent of the governed is not consent if it is not informed” Edward Snowden p76“We broke all boundaries Our weapon was our dreams” p85“The global arms industry is worth 100 billion a year” p88“The ways that authorities crack down on artists can be seen as an indirect tribute to the power of their work Art is neither political nor apolitical Art is life itself which encompasses everything around us including the ways we are ruled or misruled” p91Alexander Solzhenitsyn as uoted by Pussy Riot “The word will break concrete” p97“Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth” Wole Soyinka p105“It made me believe that the ideals I fight for are very powerful because otherwise I would not have been put in jail” Ai Weiwei“Artists can't be stopped” Kubra Khademi p106

  4. Carole Carole says:

    Covers countries world wide with a scant page or 2 for non violent usually highly creative demonstrations by civilians who just want to bring about change in their daily lives which usually means a change in government Covers the early lunch counter sit ins of the US in 1960 through activities in South America Eastern Europe Asia and the Middle East I learned that the Egyptians called for Mubarek to leave by inserting the wordphrase in everyday conversation even in their humor Too short but interesting

  5. Alison Smith Alison Smith says:

    An eyeopener For full review please go to

  6. Andras Konfar Andras Konfar says:

    Encouraging and motivating examples of the power of prorest We all need this examples to be told shared and rememeberd so one day they might inspire us to step up against false leaders bullies or idiots

  7. T. T. says:

    pick up at page 34

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